It’s officially Fall here in New England and it’s starting to feel like it. The temperature dropped about 20 degrees, the sunsets are earlier, and the leaves are starting to change beautiful colors of red, orange, and yellow. I’ve started a bucket list of “Fall” things I wanted to do while out here on the East Coast and we didn’t waste any time checking this little adventure off of our list.
We’ve never been apple picking so we thought it would be a fun little outing for our family to kick off this Autumn season. Although today wasn’t ideal weather to be outside since it was cloudy and misty, it didn’t stop us from our plan. A couple of years ago when we first moved to Washington, Mitch had a co-worker tell him that no matter what the weather was like to not let it affect our plans (because it will most likely be raining) and we’ve lived by his advice ever since.
We chose Smolak Farms in North Andover, Massachusetts to pick our apples and it was only about a 40 minute drive from our house. Once we arrived, we chose the size of the bag we wanted and went picking. They gave us a list of all different types of apples and where we could find those apples on the orchard. I was so surprised by how many apples one tree produced. I told Mitch I definitely want an apple tree in my future home! By the time our bag was full the rain had started getting heavier and Eden had lost a shoe so our timing was perfect to wrap things up and head home. We dropped the apples off at our car and stopped by the farm stand to pick up some of their world famous apple cider donuts and let me say they did not disappoint! I wish I had a picture to share, but they were that good and didn’t last long at all! We had such a great time, we can’t wait to come back for “Cut your own Christmas tree” in December. But first, its time to decide what to do with 10 pounds of apples!
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